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click to enlarge The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. - Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. - Free. Featuring Signs of the Time, works by Karen - Simkiss and Polaroid Possibilities, photo manipulations - by Karen Simkiss and Kathy Wallace, June 1-30. Opening - reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.
  • The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring Signs of the Time, works by Karen Simkiss and Polaroid Possibilities, photo manipulations by Karen Simkiss and Kathy Wallace, June 1-30. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.

Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World through September. Coins, Crown and Conflict, June 7 to Nov. 30. Opening reception, Thurs., June 7, 5-7 p.m.

Artists Lair Gallery and Studio, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Tues.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring portrait artist Jeremiah White through June 3.

ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 385-7900. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Choice Works from the Bridge Gallery Artists through June 30.

Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Featuring the art of Steve Wood. Opening reception, Fri., June 8, 5-9 p.m.

Boulder Street Gallery, 725 N. Tejon St., 636-9358. Featuring landscape photography by Andy Cook.

The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring Signs of the Time, works by Karen Simkiss and Polaroid Possibilities, photo manipulations by Karen Simkiss and Kathy Wallace, June 1-30. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m. Earth to Hand, works by Audrey Blackburn and Frank Gray, June 27 to July 24. Blowing Things Up, July 1-31. Susan Risinger solo show, Aug. 1-31. Elemental, Sept. 1-30. Bad Juju, Oct. 1-31. One Plus One: Sons & Daughters, Nov. 1-30. Betty Atherton solo show, Dec. 1-31. Eric Winfield in the Common Gallery, Dec. 1-31.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring From the Edge of the Center through June 9. Abstract paintings by Neil Fenton at Venue 515 through June 2.

Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Passages: The Art of Mary Chenoweth, June 1-22. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works by Dorothy Fein, Erin Skaggs, Jason Fryer and Trever Kudamus, through June 1. Ten percent of proceeds donated to non-profit of the buyers' choice.

Colorado Ironworks & Gallery, 625-627 S. Sierra Madre St., 447-1622, Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Great Garden Sculpture, Funky Found Figures and Canyon Creatures through June 30.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Tableware, works in stoneware, porcelain and glass, through June 11.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring The Many Faces of Mary Ann Bransby, watercolors, photography and metal works, June 3-26. Opening reception, Fri. June 3, 2-7 p.m.

Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, Open Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Cuba Art and Soul, over 50 paintings by master and emerging artists, through August.

Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Mon. and Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Times Past and Present, works by Bill Duryea, through May. Pastel Shores, works by Gary Sillasen, June 1 to July 31.

Eichman Gallery, Park State Bank and Trust, 710 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-9234. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring Photographic Poetry by Patrick Jones, June 4-22. Opening reception, Fri., June 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583, Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz through June 24. Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, July 1 to Sept. 30.

The Gallery at Paragon, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744, Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring Sound & Vision, works by William K. Polley, through Aug. 1. Opening reception, Fri., June 8, 7 p.m. Exposed Photography, by Andrea Ziegart, in the Royal Ballroom, June 8 to Aug. 7.

Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Featuring Satisfying Deep Desires, jewelry by Arleen Alleman, through June 20. Eyes Wide Open, paintings by Janelle Cox and glass works by Nancy Bonig, June 9 to July 15. Opening reception, Sat., June 9, 6-8 p.m.

Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open Mon.-Fri., noon to 6 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Voila, photographs by Jeff Cloutier, June 1 to July 28. Opening reception, Fri., June 1 with live performances by DJ Prominent and DJ Arills.

Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360, Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Poetry of Light, oil paintings by Laura Reilly through December.

Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Open Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Presenting Summer Celebration, works by new and returning artists, June 1-11. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Featuring ... after a brief, yet necessary, lacuna, works by Julianza Shavin, Michelle Boettcher, Alex Sena, Sam Pisciotta and more, through June 7.

OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 684-9439. Featuring Deceptive Truth, works by Michael Huwe. Opening reception, Fri., June 1.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring Spring Showcase with works by Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan, Herman Raymond, Thomas J. Owen, Kevin Weckbach, Tricia Bass, and Michael Ome Untiedt.

Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333, Penrose Library featuring Carnegie Garden Project 2007 winners. Briargate Branch featuring watercolors by Gayle Higgins. Monument Branch featuring Scenic and Fine Art Photography by Elaine McDonald.

Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House, 1616 S. Eighth St., 634-7375. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Regarding Red Rock Canyon, photos by Rhonda S. Van Pelt, through June 30.

Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring A Celebration for Life, works by Lorelei Beckstrom, Kim Polomka and George Sanchez, through Oct. 19.

ProRodeo Hall of Fame, 101 ProRodeo Drive, 528-4714, Featuring contemporary western art by Sophy Brown, June 5 to July 31. Opening reception, Tues., June 5, 6-8 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring The Floating World and Japonesque: How East Meets West through Aug. 11. Works by Homare Ikeda, Margaret Kasahara and Sachiko Takaki, through Aug. 11.

Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, Featuring Art to Feed Your Soul, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, garden art, wood, metal and more.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring works by poster artist and toy designer Jermaine Rogers, June 1-23. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m. Songs of the Cowboys, June 1 to July 14. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 488-8101. Open Tues.- Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Palmer Lake Art Group Fine Arts Show, work by over 50 member artists in different media, through July 6. Opening reception, June 2, 5-8 p.m.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Watermedia XV, June 15 to Aug. 3. Opening reception, Fri., June 15, 5-7:30 p.m.

Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710, Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring horsehair baskets by the Tohono O'Odham people of Arizona. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-9 p.m.

The Warehouse Gallery, 31 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Open Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sat., 6-10 p.m. Featuring photography by Karen De Marsche and works by Stephanie Clair.

Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2423 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1574. Open Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring original platinum/palladium photographs of the Southwest and Mexico.

The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring contemporary and abstract art by Gary Arthur, Ruth Burink, Michael Gault and Wayne Nickle.

art events

DIY University: Speed Lectures, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, Participants will speak for 10 minutes or less on random art topics. Thurs., May 31, 7 p.m.

First Friday ArtWalk in Old Colorado City, West Colorado Avenue between 21st and 27th streets, 520-9494, Free. Meet artists, view demos and enjoy live music and refreshments. Friday, June 1, 4-8 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Elk Tour Opening Reception, Tweeds, 106 Village Terrace, Woodland Park. Artist's reception for the public art project featuring life-size elk sculptures embellished by area artists. Sat., June 2, 4-8 p.m.

Fused Glass Workshop, La Veta School of the Arts, 105 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta, 719/742-3421, $170. Learn to layer glass and other objects to make jewelry and more. Materials provided. Sat.-Sun., June 2-3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tao of Metal, The Warehouse Restaurant & Gallery, Basement Studio #4, 31 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Nature-inspired garden sculpture presented by Dave Chadwell and Alex Horaz. Thurs., June 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

World Wide Knit in Public Day, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1002. Free. Knit and chat with other fiber enthusiasts. Sat., June 9, noon to 4 p.m.

Tokonoma Opening Celebration, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Exhibit of Japanese culture, including art and music. Fri., June 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Auditions & Entries
All Pikes Peak Reads 2007 is seeking original art for a juried competition and exhibition based on the 2007 book selection, Zorro. Entries are due June 4. Call 531-6333 ext. 1221 or visit for more.

Artists Lair announces a call for entries in the Artists Lair Summer Arts Festival in June. Entry fee for this juried exhibition is $25 per artist for two entries. Deadline is June 6, 5 p.m. Call 576-5247 for more.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op has an opening for a three-dimensional artist (except pottery). Submit photos or CDs of your work by Sun., June 9, 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.

Studio 802 will hold open auditions for Hamletmachine by Heiner Mller on Sat.-Sun., June 9-10, 1-5 p.m. Roles are available for both men and women. Call 634-5429 or visit for more.

Teen Battle of the Bands is seeking entries for a contest to be held in Acacia Park on Aug. 4. Prizes include Fender guitars, trophies and a recording session at Green Mountain Studio. Demos are due June 13. Call 531-6333 ext. 2338 or visit for applications and more.

Leadership Pikes Peak is seeking applicants for its 2007-2008 Signature Program. Get an in-depth look at the Colorado Springs community and its leaders. Applications for the 10-month program are due June 22. Call 632-2618 or visit for more.

Art & Crafts in Bancroft Park is seeking artists in all media, original and handmade. Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society. Runs June 23 and August 11. Application forms at 1 S. 24th St. or 636-1225.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts is accepting entries for a juried fine art photography and glass exhibition, Through the Looking Glass. Entries must be postmarked by June 30. Visit for more.

The Friends of North Cheyenne Cañon is seeking two-dimensional artworks focused on "spectacular scenes of the Pikes Peak region" for the Canvases in the Cañon show. The deadline is Aug. 15 for the Sept. 8 exhibit. Call 635-7506 ext. 142 or visit for more.

Art As Community promotes local artists who are willing to donate 10 percent of the purchase price of their art to a non-profit of the buyer's choice. Local artists and non-profits that are interested in participating are encouraged to call 540-3592.

Civic Opportunities
Equal Opportunity Day Gala, Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 634-1525, Presenting a silent auction, dinner, award presentation and more. Proceeds benefit Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region. Sat., June 2, 5:30 p.m.

Mayor's State of the City Address, Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. 575-4389. $25-$30. Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera will speak on the city's ranking as one of the "best cities to live." Tues., June 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Carl Cousins Memorial Golf Tournament, Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course, Fort Carson, 390-8043. $125. All proceeds from this Foresters event benefit KPC Kids' Place. Fri., June 8, registration at 12:30 p.m.; shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

Cycle for SET (Service, Empowerment & Transformation), Monument Valley Park, starting at Cache la Poudre St., 385-7431, Sixth annual benefit ride in support of basic medical services to low income and homeless families. Sat., June 9, 8 a.m.

Clubs & Organizations
Friday Night Singles at First Pres, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6229. Free. Hang out with other singles over 30. Fri., June 1, 7-10:30 p.m.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 494-8347, Free. Thurs., June 7, 6 p.m.

click to enlarge Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa - Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Mon.-Sat., - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring The - Floating World and Japonesque: How East Meets West - through Aug. 11.
  • Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring The Floating World and Japonesque: How East Meets West through Aug. 11.

Mac Users Special Interest Group, Voelker Training Room, 5026 N. Academy Blvd., 570-7294. Free. Get answers and tips related to Mac computers. Sat., June 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

Mac OS X Special Interest Group, 5026 N. Academy Blvd., 570-7294. Free. Open Q&A session. Sat, June 9, noon to 2 p.m.

Socrates Caf, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 488-2370. This adult group discusses philosophy, religions, spirituality and humanity's common threads. Meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

WINGS, 800/373-8671, Offering therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. Women's groups meet Mondays and Tuesdays. Men's group is developing a waiting list.

Sno-Jets Ski & Social Club, 577-7669, Offering biking, hiking, camping, tennis and other activities.

Intellectually Gifted/Socially Unsure is a new adult (ages 21 and over) social support group for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Make friends, attend social functions, share information and advocate for one another. Contact Linda L. Thede at 573-8660 or for more.

"Exploring the Ancient Christian Faith" Agia Sophia Coffeeshop, 2902 W. Colorado Ave., 473-9238. Meeting for a question-and-answer session. Fourth Sunday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

Friday Night Singles, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6229. Free. Featuring worship music, testimonies and activities including volleyball, movies, book clubs, cards, board games and more for singles 30 and over. Meets Fridays, 7-10:30 p.m.

Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave., 635-3579. Offering paid training for persons 55 and older through AARP. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, Memorial Administrative Center, Classroom B, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 636-5101 opt. 3. Free. Open to all prostate cancer survivors regardless of treatment location, and their spouses or partners. Meets the first Monday of the month.

Entrepreneur Club, Steaksmith, 3802 Maizeland Road, 214-3552. $16. Business owners gather to network and work on their marketing methods. Facilitated by Patti Serrano, a corporate trainer and public speaker. Thursdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. through June 7.

Downtown Toastmasters, City Hall, Academy Room, 107 N. Nevada Ave., 685-1861 ext. 45, Guests free. Meeting to support your personal and professional growth by improving your oral communication skills. Fridays, 12:05-1 p.m.

Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments cafeteria, 104 E. Platte Ave., Richard Buchanan; 685-1984. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road, Free. Featuring speakers and programs on topics including protection of cold water fisheries, fly fishing, conservation and the environment. Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.

Empower Colorado, First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd., 559-7679. A support group for families of children with a mental illness. Meets the second Saturday of the month.

Emotions Anonymous Support Group, Pikes Peak United Way, 518 N. Nevada Ave., 216-7238. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.

Recovery Incorporated, Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point, 393-5316. Offering a self-help group for people with depression, anxiety, obsessions or other psychological issues. Meets Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

Adult ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Pikes Peak Region, Vanguard Church, 3950 N. Academy Blvd., 351-7951. Donations accepted. Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.

The Breakfast Club for Singles 50+, SilverWood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail, 260-0651. $14. Meets 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, offering outdoor activities and social events.

Lunch Break, Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6234. $7.50. Offering a buffet luncheon with speakers for all women in the workplace. Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

El Paso County Democratic Club, Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St., 548-9114. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.

Film & Video
A Night with Oscar, Kimball's Twin Peak Theater, 113 Pikes Peak Ave., 226-0450, $25. Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival presents four Academy Award winning short films. Sun., June 3, 5 p.m.

American Values, American Wilderness, Penrose Public Library, Carnegie Meeting Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 303/660-5847. Free. Viewing a documentary narrated by the late Christopher Reeve on the importance of wild lands. Thurs., June 7, 7-8:45 p.m.

Senior Lunch and a Movie, Pikes Peak Library District. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. Showing Babel, Tues., June 12, noon, at Penrose Library. Dreamgirls, Thurs., June 14, noon, at Ruth Holley Branch. Music and Lyrics, Tues., June 26, noon, at East Library. Call 531-6333 for more.

Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jackpot Bingo, 2417 N. Union Blvd. $5. Screening the 1975 cult movie with full audience participation. Costumes encouraged. Doors open at 10 p.m. every Saturday; Show starts at midnight.

Food & Drink
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering "Wines of the World Tasting," May 31. "Colorado Wine Tasting," June 2. "Microbrew Tasting," June 7. "Italian Wine Tasting," June 9. "Wines of Argentina," June 16. "French Wine Tasting," June 23. "Wines of the World Tasting," June 28. "Wines for BBQ Tasting," June 30. Pre-registration is required.

Mineral Springs Foundation Vinter's Dinner and Art Auction, Briarhurst Manor Inn, 404 Manitou Ave., 685-5089. $60. Fine dining paired with wine, live music and auction. Proceeds benefit the Mineral Springs Foundation. Fri., June 1, 6 p.m.

Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099. Offering "birthNETWORK Pregnancy Fair," June 2. "Gluten-free Store Tour," June 5. "Kids Wild About Cooking," June 9. "Shop Organic on a Shoestring," June 12.

Blue Star Events, The Blue Star Kitchen, 1645 S. Tejon Street, 632-1086, ext. 1. Wine Tastings, $20, "New Zealand-Part 2," June 6.

Experience Wine Classes, 282-8688, Offering wine classes including "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," June 10. "How To Make Your Own Wine," June 21.

Irish Style Pub Quizzes,, 321-5400. Free. The Underground Bar, 11 N. Nevada Ave., Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Jack Quinn's Alehouse, 21 S. Tejon St., Mondays, 8-10 p .m. McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m.

Health & Healing
Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., Offering "Michael Speaks," May 31. "The Secret Plus+ Soul Restoration," June 2. "Transformation for Recovering Souls," June 4.

"Complete Forgiveness," Pillar Classroom, 30 E. Rio Grande St., 232-2499, $45. Offering a class with hypnotherapist Emily B. Lustig. Registration required. Sat., June 2, 1-5 p.m.

Pilates Classes, Pilates Essence Studio, 612 S. Tejon St., 575-0585. Offering a variety of pilates and yoga classes. Beginning Mon., June 4.

"Sleepy in the Springs: Sleep Apnea and Surgical Options," Memorial Administration Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Cuchara Room, 365-6917. The SleepWell Colorado Springs Meeting presents Dr. Edgar Galloway and Dr. Barton Knox. Tues., June 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

"Cultivating Attention," 290-9789, $112. Offering a summer mediation course. Tuesdays, June 5 to July 31, 7-8:30 p.m.

Health Smart Saturdays, Visiting Nurse Association, 5373 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101. 577-4448, Providing a public wellness clinic, immunizations and vaccines for nominal fees. Second Saturday of the month starting June 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

Introduction to Zen Practice, The Women's Club, Colorado College, 20 Mesa Road, 594-0724, $40. Basic instruction in sitting and walking meditation, koan work and more. Sat., June 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite B, 473-7609. Silent sit on Sundays, 9-10 a.m., and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Guided loving kindness, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. Mindful Movement and Meditation, first and third Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

Yoga for Special Needs, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201, 578-8093. Offering a gentle class designed for those with physical challenges. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.

New Year/New Life!, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 227-7177, $35 materials, plus free will offering. A 12-week experience in enabling the Law Of Attraction facilitated by Enrique Montiel. Tuesdays through June 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0236. Offering Tarot readings with Sharon Karson, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m., and Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., $25. "Color Healing Series," second Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. "Pathworkings," third Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m., $15. "Essential Oils," fourth Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, for more. Presenting "Ask and It Is Given," Wednesdays through June 27, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Yoga class, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., through Dec. 26.

Zen Buddhist Meditation, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 330-1926. Free. Silent meditation every Monday with the Springs Mountain Sangha, 6:15-7:30 p.m.

World Peace Organization Meetings, 703 Arrawanna St., 635-8968, World Peace Prayer meetings, first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism, second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.

Weight Management Classes, Peak Nutrition, 606 S. Tejon St., 548-9859. Offering classes on intuitive eating providing motivation, support and tools to make a new start. Taught by a registered dietitian. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

Conversations with God Study Group, 475-2068. Free. Featuring "New Thought" spiritual readings and discussion. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Taketina Practice Groups, Manitou Wellness Center, 725C Manitou Ave., 685-1480, Donations only. Explore polyrhythm, voice and movement with William Whitehawk. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.

"Transform Your Life" Meditation Class, CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 303/813-9551, $8 suggested donation. Offering guided meditation and Buddhist teachings. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road, 597-4402. Join this Christian-based, 12-step program for "hurts, habits and hang-ups." Fridays, 6-9 p.m.

CommuniDance, Founder's Room, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 291-3120. Donations accepted. Building community through movement and dance. Childcare provided. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, HealthLink offices, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220, 444-2273, Register for a variety of classes from baby care classes to yoga, dancing and weight loss.

Falun Gong Group, Monument Valley Park, directly behind the Fine Arts Center at 30 W. Dale St. Free training, e-books and e-video. Graceful exercises to meditation music. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Call Joyce at 282-9236 for more.

Lectures & Learning
Glen Eyrie Conference Center Events, 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, Offering "Business and MinistryThe Leadership Edge," June 1. "Leadership/Golf Conference for MenThe Mulligan Golf Event," June 3-6. "Marriage Get Away," June 7-10. "Single Moms Conference," June 8-10. "Women's ConferenceWhat Every Girl Wants," June 10-12. "Men's RetreatCowboy Up," June 22-23. "Running on Empty Conference," June 29 to July 1. "Father/Son ConferenceEvery Young Man's Battle," July 13-15. "Faith in FilmReel Spirituality," July 18-20. "Single Dads/Step DadsBusting the Myth of the Disneyland Dad," July 20-21. "Marriage Get Away Lite," July 20-22. "FamJam," July 29 to Aug. 3. "MenMen Leading the Charge," Aug. 3-5. "Women's ConferenceA Beautiful Offering," Aug. 24-26.

"Coming Home: Going Forward," Eagle Fire Lodge and Convention Center, 777 Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 439-3621. Free. Presenting a workshop on understanding and coping with the effects of war. Childcare provided. Sat., June 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, 633-4991, Offering classes on photography, poetry, music, film, finances, religion, health, history and more. Registering now for June classes.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, Offering "Funding Your Business," June 5. "Planning a Winning Website," June 6. "Quickbooks Pro Advanced," June 14. "Avoiding Commercial Real Estate Land Mines," June 19. "Basics of Bookkeeping," July 19. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting "Backpacking Light and Fast," with Bill Houghton from Mountain Chalet. Tues., June 12, 6:30-8 p.m.

"Should You Start Your Own Business?," SCORE, 636-3074, $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Penrose Library, June 19.

"Starting a Small Business," SCORE, 636-3074, $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Fort Carson, July 31 and Nov. 13. Peterson Air Force Base, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Schriever Air Force Base, Aug. 28, Nov. 20.

District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations, 520-2384, Offering classes in foreign languages, dance, business, crafts, yoga, computers and more.

Pikes Peak Library District Events, 531-6333, Offering book clubs, story times and programs on writing, business, languages, computers, parenting, crafts, film, history, animals, theater and more for children, teens, adults and seniors.

click to enlarge Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, - Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 - p.m. Featuring works by poster artist and toy designer - Jermaine Rogers, June 1-23. Opening reception, Fri., - June 1, 5-8 p.m. Songs of the Cowboys, June 1 to July - 14. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.
  • Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring works by poster artist and toy designer Jermaine Rogers, June 1-23. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m. Songs of the Cowboys, June 1 to July 14. Opening reception, Fri., June 1, 5-8 p.m.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., 385-7920. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps.

Literary Events
Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9945. Free. Presenting Erik Mirandette signing The Only Road North: 9,000 Miles of Dirt and Dreams, Fri., June 1, 7 p.m. Joseph A. Ruffini signing When Terror Comes to Main Street: A Citizen's Guide to Terror Awareness, Preparedness and Prevention, Sat., June 2, 2 p.m.

Poetry West Writing Workshop, Smokebrush Foundation, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102, 634-2367. $5, members free. Workshop by poet Kate Northrop. Bring for discussion your own "mysterious" poems. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m.

Black Cat Books Events, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Presenting local author Beth Groundwater signing A Real Basket Case. Sat., June 2, 1-4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Writers Online Courses, 531-5723, $85-$100. Local author, Jodi Anderson, presents a six-week online course on "Characterization: Getting to Know You & Learning the Ins and Outs of Your Characters." Register by Sun., June 3. Course begins Mon., June 4.

Author's Institute for Teen Writers, Robert Hoag Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 719/242-4287, Offering a week-long seminar for teens on creativity and fiction-writing skills. Application required. Mon.-Fri., June 4-8, 9 a.m. to noon.

"What Would Bukowski Do?" Writer's Group, Montague's, 1019 S. Tejon St., 213-6343. Free. Mondays, 7-9 p.m.

Spring Writers Workshops, 16990 Cherry Crossing Drive, 495-3755. Offering guided writing exercises, individual consultations and group manuscript critiques. Meets Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m., through June 13.


acoustic and country

18th Annual Bluegrass on the River Festival, Greenway & Nature Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2414, $2-$35. More than 20 acts on two stages, arts and crafts fair, nature activities and camping. Fri.-Sun., June 1-3.

Cowboys Niteclub Concerts, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-1212, $25-$29. Presenting SheDaisy, June 9. John Michael Montgomery, June 23.

Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive, 329-1644, Presenting Zoe Lewis-Solo, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Pete Mulvey, Sun., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., $15.

jazz and blues

RedNote Jazz and Wine Festival, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. $10-$15. Hosting 18 local jazz acts, Food and full bar. May 31 to June 2.

Blues Under the Bridge, under the Colorado Avenue Bridge, 200 W. Colorado Ave., 473-4801, $15-$20. Featuring beer, BBQ, local and national blues bands. Sat., June 2, 6-11 p.m.

other music

Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition 12th Annual Concert, CC's Packard Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. 593-1831, Performing original compositions from the young composers competition. Fri., June 1, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Club5, Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., Periodic nightclub offering headliner entertainment, go-go-dancers, sexy fashion shows and more. Fri., June 1.

First & Main Summer Concert Series, at the park in front of Cinemark Theaters, 3305 Cinema Point, Free. Featuring local bands, games, inflatable bounce house, food and more. Fridays, June 8 to Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m.

2007 Clash at the Creek, Widefield Park Disc Golf Course, $15-$45. A full-day disc golf event featuring two rounds of 18 holes. Sat., June 2, 8:30 a.m.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Free. Offering "Buds and Blossoms Walk," June 2. "Little Wonders: Marvelous Moving Animals," June 5. "Nature Explorer: Beautiful Butterflies," June 7. "Cure for the Bluebird Blues," June 9. "Exotics as Pets,' June 16. "Nature Explorer: Hurray for Hawks," June 21. "Stargazing: Introduction to the Night Sky," June 22. "Young Naturalists: Creeking for Critters," June 23. "Colorado's Ice Age Critters," June 30.

Le Tour de Parques Ride, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, 385-7431, $5. Family-friendly benefit ride for the Colorado Springs' parks system. Sat., June 2, 7:30 a.m.

Horticultural Art Society Open Gardens 2007, various venues, 475-0250, Tour private gardens. June 2, June 9, June 23, July 14 and July 21.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Sunset Wildlife Hike" and "Yoga for Parents & Children," June 9. "Nature Adventures: Cooking with the Sun," June 13.

Colorado Springs United Womens Premier Soccer, UCCS Soccer Stadium, Four Diamonds Sport Complex, 5025 N. Nevada Ave., 633-4691. $2-$5, free admission when you wear your soccer jersey. Game dates, June 9, 23 and 30, 7 p.m., July 7, 7 p.m., and July 8 and 15, 11 a.m.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, Hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering Technical Rock Climbing, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Guided Hikes, Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. "Starsmore Day," June 10. "Wild about Wildlife," June 13-14. "The Amazing Flying Machine: Hummingbirds," June 13-14. Trail Maintenance Day, June 23.

Xeriscape Basic Seminars, Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, 2855 Mesa Road, 668-3838, Free. Colorado Springs Utilities will offer an introduction to Xeriscape principles. Sat., June 16, 9-10 a.m. Garden tours, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Starlight Spectacular Benefit Ride, Garden of the Gods Visitor's Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 385-7431, Recreational ride through Garden of the Gods Park. Benefits the Trails & Open Space Coalition. Sat., June 16, entertainment at 10 p.m., ride at midnight.

Red Rocks Canyon Tours, Parking lot at Highway 24 and S. Ridge Road. Offering tours of the area's newest open space. Hikes last 2-2.5 hours on easy to moderate trails. Thursdays at 8 a.m.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, Presenting Kristen Key through June 3. Jason Russell, June 6-10. Ron Feingold, June 13-17. Jac Rene, June 19 to July 1.

Sleeping Beauty, Sand Creek High School, 7005 N. Carefree Circle. Northridge Dance Conservatory presents the third act of Sleeping Beauty and original works. Sat., June 2, 2:30-7 p.m.

Hay Fever, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St., 573-7411, $12-$15. Star Bar Players will present the Noel Coward comedy. Fri.-Sat., June 1-2, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 3, 2 p.m.

Manitou Springs Street Performers, Manitou Springs, 685-5089, Free. Presenting musicians, balloon artists, poets, jugglers and more on the streets of Manitou Springs. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m., through July 1.

Cripple Creek Melodrama Premiere, Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/235-8944, $7-$10. Presenting a classic Victorian melodrama and a champagne and dessert reception. Fri., June 1, 7 p.m.

Cripple Creek Theatre Events, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, Thin Air Theatre Company presents The Colorado Colleen, June 1 to July 30. Annie Get Your Gun, Aug. 3 to Sept. 29. Dr. Jekyll's Medicine Show, Oct. 5-31.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, Featuring Maureen McGovern and the Velvet Hills Chorus, Sat., June 2, 8 p.m. George Winston, Thurs., July 19, 7 p.m. Kris Kristofferson in Concert, Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Featuring Into the Woods through June 3. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Dream Masterz Productions, Theater of Dreams Arts & Event Center, 735 Park St., Castle Rock, 303/660-6799, Presenting comedian and juggler David Deeble, $20, Sat., June 2, 7:30 p.m. "Dream Masterz Magic, Illusion and Mind-Reading," $20, June 15, 7:30 p.m. "Murder on the Titan Dinner and Show," $39, June 22, 6:30 p.m.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0779, $12-$32. Presenting I Love you, You're Perfect, Now Change. Dinner option available. Fri.-Sun., June 8-10.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 866/464-2626, Presenting Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, June 13-17. Kathy Casey Figure Skating Seminar, Aug. 6-7.

Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104. $9.50-$28.50. Presenting Gold Fever with sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville-style olio. Fridays and Saturdays, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays by reservation through Sept. 29.

dance parties & workshops

Ballroom and Tango Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, $8. No partner required. Fri., June 1. Beginner's practice, 7:45 p.m. Dance party, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, $5. Basic instruction followed by dance time. No partner required. Casual dress. Sat., June 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m.

Swing Lessons, Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487. Free. Learn to swing dance. Mondays, 8 p.m.

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195, $7-$10. Dances every Saturday to a live band with music from big band and country to polka and Latin, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances every third Friday with Digital DJ Ken Daily.

Universal of Dances Peace, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, By donation. Offering devotional chants and movements from many cultures. Third Friday of the month, 7-9 p.m., through May.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3029. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Special Events
Law Week Fun Run and Walk, Monument Valley Park, 520-6000, $15-$25. 5K run and 1-mile walk organized by El Paso County Bar Association lawyers. Proceeds to benefit KIDPOWER. Fri., June 1, 6:30 p.m.

Juneteenth VIP Kickoff Reception, Colorado Technical University, 4335 N. Chestnut St., 598-0200. Congressman Doug Lamborn will present the keynote speech. Reservations required. Fri., June 1, 5:30 p.m.

7th Annual Gleneagle Community-Wide Garage Sale, take I-25 exit 156A to Gleneagle, 481-3366. Featuring hundreds of garages sales in the Gleneagle neighborhood. Fri.-Sat., June 1-2.

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale 30 Year Celebration, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road, 633-3562. $30. Celebrate 30 years of music and friendship with hors d'oerves, a wine bar and dance to Bob's Rock & Roll Band. Sat., June 2, 7 p.m.

Bicycle & Trails Festival, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, 385-7431, Free. As part of Bike Month 2007, celebrate bicycling and healthy living. Food, music, giveaways, kids activities, low cost bike tune-ups and more. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Antique Show and Sale, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 596-8839. $3. Vendors plus a jewelry appraiser and glass grinder. Sat., June 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Third Annual Sunday on the Town, Downtown Colorado Springs, 886-0088, $10-$30, kids under 7 free. Featuring food, music, art, and shopping throughout the downtown area. Proceeds benefit the Downtown Partnership and Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Sun., June 3, 2-7 p.m.

National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, Bear Creek Regional Park, 245 Bear Creek Road, 365-5235. Free. Offering a celebration of life with guest speakers, food, music, kids' activities and more. Sun. June 3, noon to 3 p.m.

Bike-To-Work Day Breakfast & The Corporate Challenge, Pioneer's Museum & Salsa Brava, 385-7431, Free. Ride your bike to one of three breakfast locations and compete in corporate challenges. Wed., June 6, 6:30 a.m.

Pet Microchipping, Dreampower Animal Rescue, 826 S. Tejon St., 390-7838, or All Breed Rescue & Training, 20 Mountview Lane, 264-6460, $20-$25. Two nonprofits offer low-cost microchip implanting for pet identification. Call for appointment.

Juneteenth Festival and Concert, Colorado Technical University, 4335 N. Chestnut St. Free. Featuring entertainment, food, crafts, educational displays, kids' activities and more. Sat., June 9, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Juneteenth Freedom Awards Dinner, The Academy Hotel "Best Western, 8110 N. Academy Blvd., 528-1954. Presenting Colorado State Senator John Morse. Registration required. Fri., June 15, 6-8:30 p.m.

Summer Sizzle, Hillside Gardens and Nursery, 1006 S. Institute, 635-8300, $30-$35. Offering Latin music, salsa dance lessons, food and drink. Proceeds benefit Colorado Springs Assets for Youth. Thurs., June 21, 7-9:30 p.m.

click to enlarge Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., - 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 8 - a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring A Celebration for Life, works by - Lorelei Beckstrom, Kim Polomka and George Sanchez.
  • Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring A Celebration for Life, works by Lorelei Beckstrom, Kim Polomka and George Sanchez.

Youth & Family
Annual Sheep Shearing, Rockledge Ranch, 30th St. and Gateway Road, 578-6777, $2-$6, kids under 6, free. A "wild 'n wooly" event with demonstrations of weaving, spinning and wool dying. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pom and Cheer Classes, Carver Elementary School, 4740 Artistic Circle, 209-5816. Boys and girls ages 4-16 can learn cheers, dances and stunts. Registration, Wed., June 6, 6-7:30 p.m.

Kids' Triathlon Clinic, Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Kids 7-15 and their parents can learn more about triathlons and training. Thurs., June 7, registration, 5 p.m.; clinic, 6-7:30 p.m.

YMCA Tween Nights, Briargate Family Center YMCA, 4025 Family Place, 282-9622. $4-$6. Tweens (8-12 years) gather for an evening of fun with sports tournaments, dodgeball, obstacle courses, dancing and more. Every second and fourth Saturday, 7-10 p.m.

2007 Summer Reading Program, all Pikes Peak Library locations, 531-6333, Teens and children can win prizes up to $100 for reading. Register at the library or online. Runs through July 31.

Jump to Japan: Discovering Culture through Popular Art, Buell Children's Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo, 719/295-7211, $3-$4. Experience Japanese culture through hands-on activities. Runs through Sept. 1.

Volunteer Opportunities
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking volunteers, 14 and older, to assist riders with disabilities during weekly lessons. Experience not required. Volunteer orientation, Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 495-3908 for more.

The Fountain Creek Restoration Committee is seeking volunteers (12 and up) to help clean up Fountain Creek. The clean-up initiative will begin at Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs on Sat., June 9, 9 a.m. Call 268-1762 to volunteer.

Eleven Mile State Park is looking for nature lovers to help facilitate children's craft and educational programs on Saturday mornings. Basic understanding of Colorado plants and animals helpful, but not required. Call Kristen at 719/748-3401 for details.

Colorado Balloon Classic is seeking volunteers to serve as Car Lot Counters and Book Drive Assistants. Call 471-4833 for more.

All Breed Rescue & Training is accepting donated items through June 12 at 20 Mountview Lane for its annual Dog Days Garage Sale. All proceeds will benefit the rescue. Call 264-6460 or visit for more.

Ariel Clinical Services is seeking loving foster homes for developmentally challenged and medically fragile children. Competitive stipend with excellent support provided. Call 260-6110 for more.

Working Together Against Abuse is seeking donations for its thrift store at 3632 W. Colorado Ave. Household items, toys, books, and clothing for men, teens and children are especially needed. Donations of free-standing shelves and clothing racks are requested. Call 328-1389 for more.

Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter is seeking volunteers for the Trees For Trout program. Help re-vegetate stream banks in Eleven Mile Canyon. Registration required. E-mail Sat., June 9.

Garden of the Gods Community Restoration Program adult and teen volunteers needed to help repair erosion damage. Be prepared to get dirty. Call Liz at 471-7736 to register at least one week in advance.

Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care, 5450 Tech Center Drive, Suite 120. Caring volunteers needed to visit patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, assist with administrative duties and bereavement support. Call 265-1109 for more.

Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter in Divide, seeks volunteers to walk or groom dogs, play with cats, run errands, work in the office and more. Call 686-7707 or visit for more.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Southern Office is seeking friendly people willing to share quality time with people living with MS in long-term care facilities. To learn more about the Community Care Volunteer Visitation Program call 634-2820 opt. 2, ext. 101 or visit

Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking Host Families for high school students from around the world arriving this fall. Call 388-7978 or visit for more.

Friends of Garden of the Gods is seeking volunteers to welcome visitors or help lead field trips for school children and tourists. Call Bonnie Frum at 219-0101 for more

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking volunteer medical personnel such as nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, dentists, pharmacists and mental health counselors to respond to disasters or public health emergencies. Free training provided. Call 888/260-6330 or visit for more.

Front Range Wildlife is seeking animal care, rescue and transport, fundraising, event planning and other volunteers for Spring/Summer 2007. Call 964-7826 or visit to register.

Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice is seeking volunteers for caregiver respite, patient visits, phone contacts, office support and special projects. Those with massage therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy, pet therapy and music therapy skills are needed. Call Kent Mathews at 573-4166 for more.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to local youth as part of a new program. Go for walks, play in the park, watch movies, play board games, cook food and share other positive experiences with kids each week. Call 633-2443 or visit for more.

American Numismatic Association is seeking museum docents, administrative support and customer service volunteers. Call 482-9814 or e-mail for more.

The Salvation Army has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Call 636-5266 or visit for more information.

Care & Share Food Bank needs volunteers to help with hunger-relief projects throughout southern Colorado. Call 528-1247 or visit for more.

Pikes Peak Family Connections needs volunteers for its Nurturing Parenting Program and KPC Kids' Place respite nursery. Internships and work study positions also are available. Call Alpha at 442-6337 for more.

Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers for various areas of the hospital. Call 365-5298 or visit for more.

All Breed Rescue & Training is seeking foster or adoptive homes for dogs, and volunteers for special events, office work, maintenance, fundraising and volunteer coordination. Call 264-6460 or visit for more.

Easter Seals Southern Colorado is seeking volunteers for collating and mailing newsletters, office work, special events and other tasks. Call 574-9002 or visit for more.

Indigo Mountain Nature Center, a Lake George sanctuary for captive-born wildlife is seeking volunteers with a variety of skills, including construction, maintenance and fundraising. For more call 748-5550 or visit

Safe Place Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to assist with finding homes for pets of the terminally ill. Visit or call 638-1424 for more.

Dreampower Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to give pets temporary homes until adopted. All food and veterinary care provided. Call 390-7838 or visit for more.

Another Life Foundation is hosting Volunteer Mentor meetings on recognizing and preventing suicidal behavior. Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 216-7238 or visit for more.

Colorado Reptile Humane Society is seeking homes for adoptable lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. Call 303/776-2070 or visit for more.

Earthseeds Project, volunteers needed to assist with office work and in communications, fundraising, online research, local events and more. Call 636-3637 or visit for more.

Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 2E. Volunteers needed in several areas, including workshop facilitation, computer class instruction, event planning and more. Call 471-3170 for more.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts & Conference Center, 30 W. Dale St. Seeking volunteers in various areas. Call Leslie Herzog at 634-5581 ext. 312 for more.

The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Seeking volunteers in various capacities. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600. Volunteers needed to support patients and families in their homes and long-care facilities. Volunteer musicians also needed for inpatient care. Visit or call 633-3400 ext. 603 for more.

TESSA is seeking volunteers to assist with administrative duties, victim advocacy, counseling, crisis management and more. Call 785-6809 for more.

Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking tax-deductible contributions to help feed and provide medical care for wildlife in rehabilitation. Call 683-8152 or visit for more.

Out of Town


The Blue Spruce, 205 W. Main St., Florence, 719/784-1339, Featuring Mass Appeal, works by Naaman Karl. Fri.-Sat., June 1-2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/913-0169, Featuring Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt through July 6. Charles Deas: Telling Tales to 1840s America through Aug. 10.

Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus Ave., La Veta, 719/742-3074, Open Tues. and Thurs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Mixed MediaAnything Goes through June 1.


Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, Presenting Alison Bechdel, June 5. Giles Carwyn amd Todd Fahnestock, June 6. Tamra Monahan, June 7. Anna Quindlen and Catherine Mabe, June 8. Joyce Carol Oates, June 11. Tony Wheeler, Rick Reilly and Dorie McCullough Lawson, June 12. Steven Raichlen, Myron Vallier and Jeffery Deaver, June 13.

Author Appearances, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303/447-2074. Presenting Ron Carlson, May 31. Jeffrey Kripal, June 4. Bess Vanrenen, June 7. All events at 7:30 p.m.


North Fork Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, various venues, Hotchkiss, 970/872-8000, $20-$50. Featuring bluegrass, folk, acoustic blues, honky-tonk and old-time music in a family setting with performances, jams, workshops and camping. June 8-10.

recreation & learning

Full Moon Music Hike, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 6197 Mountain Park Road, Beulah, 719/485-4444, $5. Enjoy the music of the Van Manens and a hike under the stars. Fri., June 1, 7-9 p.m.

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-3682, $5-$7, free under 5 years. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring The Italians of Denver exhibit through July 6, 2008.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3580, Featuring Colorado Residents Free Admission Day, June 18. David Rogers' Big Bugs Exhibit through June 24. Hosting the world's leading garden experts in a series of lectures. Julie Moir Messervy, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. Mary Irish, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, Presenting Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs, June 2 to Oct. 7. Paws & Reflect: Art of Canines, July 14 to Oct. 14. Showing the film Wolves through August. Live wolf presentation, July 7. Live cheetah presentation, July 21.


The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, Featuring Dog See God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, $15-$22, through June 9. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, $16-$24, June 29 to Aug. 18.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, $25-65. Presenting The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, through Aug. 5.

Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, Presenting Brett Butler, June 1-2. Greg Fitzsimmons, June 7-9. Dana Gould, June 14-16. D.L. Hughley, June 22-23. Mike Epps, June 29 to July 1.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4000, $30-$80. Presenting the musical Wicked through June 3.

special events

Colorado Garden Exploration Tours, Westminster, 303-814-0679, $15. Tour private gardens throughout the state. Sun., June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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